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bgeer

Mcminnville, TN

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Oct 9, 2009
 
Who started the "YERT" phrase and when ? I graduated in 1975 and thought it started about that time. Any thoughts ?
bgeer

Mcminnville, TN

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Oct 9, 2009
 
Where can you get the "Yert, I'm from Sparta" T-Shirts ?
bgeer

Mcminnville, TN

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#3
Oct 9, 2009
 
Waiting on a comment, is anyone out there ?
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Gruetli Laager, TN

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Oct 9, 2009
 

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Im thinking Yert started in the 60 0r early 70'S, I remember some boys would yell Yert at Dick Lack when he worked the Garbage truck. I have no Idea if this is where it started, I havent seen any t-shirts with Yert on them.
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Greenville, SC

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Oct 9, 2009
 

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You can get the Yert shirts in the shop that use to be the old Frank England photo studio.
yert man

Greenville, SC

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Oct 9, 2009
 

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I always heard that bruce bradley started it, and that would have been the late 70s
Wal-Mart

Mcminnville, TN

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#7
Oct 9, 2009
 
bgeer wrote:
Where can you get the "Yert, I'm from Sparta" T-Shirts ?
Walmart did have them with the drink display.
They had taken the cases of drinks and placed them
to spell out YERT
Goat farmers

Paris, TN

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Oct 9, 2009
 

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It was started many years ago, there were some goat farmes moved here from another country. One day they were heurding the goats thought town, as they did they would hollower at them and say something like "Yert". The older men of the town would make fun as they sat around the square and took up that saying. Yert. And it was passed down .
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Beechgrove, TN

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#9
Oct 9, 2009
 
The first time I heard it Bill Austin used it!
funny

Morrison, TN

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Oct 9, 2009
 

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I remember guys at school hollering out the school bus windows at people and doing the pulling motion with their arms (like they would do at the 18 wheelers to get them to pull the cord and give a blast from their horns) I thought back then that Yert and the blast of an 18 wheeler went together it was done so often. LOL That was late 60's early 70's
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Mcminnville, TN

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Oct 10, 2009
 

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it all started at the old Firestone Store on Bockman Way....
Old one

Mcminnville, TN

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#12
Oct 10, 2009
 
My father graduated from high school in 1940 and yert was around then.
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Florham Park, NJ

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Oct 10, 2009
 

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yert man wrote:
I always heard that bruce bradley started it, and that would have been the late 70s
Yert was being used before Bruce Bradley was even thought of
nevermind

Mcminnville, TN

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Oct 10, 2009
 
Goat farmers wrote:
It was started many years ago, there were some goat farmes moved here from another country. One day they were heurding the goats thought town, as they did they would hollower at them and say something like "Yert". The older men of the town would make fun as they sat around the square and took up that saying. Yert. And it was passed down .
i thought it had something to do with goat herding.just wasn't brave enough to bring it up.lol
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Mcminnville, TN

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Oct 10, 2009
 

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The only thing Bruce Bradley ever started was a joint. The word yert was from as far back as the 50's.
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Sparta, TN

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Oct 10, 2009
 
yert man wrote:
I always heard that bruce bradley started it, and that would have been the late 70s
you MUST be kidding!
I heard

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Oct 10, 2009
 

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I heard it started back when Bunduck Brown was mayor a factory was coming into sparta and they had a meeting with some of the leaders in white county and Bunduck yelled "yerk" at them as soon as they walk through the door. The executives throught Bunduck was cussing them or something. It got spreaded and that is where it came from. Not sure if true, but that is what I heard.
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Mcminnville, TN

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#18
Oct 10, 2009
 
No...Boonduck was mayor in the 50's. It was already around before 1940. Boonduck might of hollered yert.
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It was around long before the 1940s. Its all started when Christ was in town for a meeting, and he yelled it at all the kids as they cruised down bockman on their mules.
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Oct 10, 2009
 

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On the 7th Day of Creation, God Rested.

And in Sparta they all said YERT.

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